Even as Stock Soars, a Not-So-Glamorous Magazine Close-Up of Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer

A nuanced picture of a complex personality that often gets glossed over.

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Yahoo’s Mayer, Cisco’s Chambers Join Lineup of CES 2014 Keynote Speakers

The Consumer Electronics Association said Tuesday that Cisco CEO John Chambers and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will be among the keynote speakers at CES 2014 in Las Vegas next January. Chambers and Mayer join Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, Audi Chairman Rupert Stadler and Sony CEO Kaz Hirai.

“Because Marissa Said So” — Yahoos Bristle at Mayer’s QPR Ranking System and “Silent Layoffs”

Many inside Yahoo agree the company needs to cut out poor performers — the question now, though, is whether the cure is worse than the disease.

Yahoo’s Mayer Now Chit-Chatting With Ryan Seacrest About Content Ideas

Maybe a singing competition? Nope, he’s been there. Maybe a radio show? Yipes, he’s done that. Perhaps a New Year’s broadcast from New York’s Times Square. Does this guy get any sleep?

Yahoo’s Mayer on the Talent Hunt for Tech Journalists (Even From AllThingsD!)

It’s nice to see Yahoo finally acknowledging the importance of what tech journalists do, even if it means Marissa is trying to poach in our pond.

Is Marissa Mayer’s Year-Old Employee Review System at Yahoo Finally Taking Aim at Underperformers?

It’s like a bell curve on geek steroids.

A-List Experiences Startup IfOnly Nabs $12 Million in Funding From Some More A-Listers, Including Yahoo’s Mayer

Sign me up for twerking lessons with Miley Cyrus! Throw in the all-dude board of Twitter and I will sign over my house.

With Flashy Pogue Deal and Couric Video Show on Deck, Marissa Mayer’s Content Strategy Emerges

The new media mogul will see you now.

Marissa Mayer! Dan Loeb! ResumeGate! High Jinks! Here Comes the Inevitable Yahoo Book.

No, not me! Nicholas Carlson of Business Insider, natch!
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Marissa Mayer Knows Larry Page’s Superpower

Mark Zuckerberg’s, too!

Yahoo Traffic Has Grown 20 Percent Since She Joined, Says Marissa Mayer

Mayer’s two-pronged approach Wednesday combined ample helpings of modesty and expectation-lowering with boasty new numbers about progress.

Is Yahoo’s Mayer Turning Into a Media Mogul With Katie Couric Web Video Deal?

It’s time for some jazz hands!

Yahoo’s Flickr Gets New Leader From Google — Longtime Mayer Favorite Bernardo Hernández

The Yahoo CEO widens her circle of favorites.

A Year of Mayer: An Ever-Rising Stock and Chinese Riches, but Core Results Less Impressive as Q2 Arrives

Core: The central, innermost, or most essential part of anything.

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Live From Sunnyvale … It’s Yahoo’s Q2, as Mayer Streams Video of Earnings Call

I cannot seem to recall an Internet company doing this — please illuminate me, if so — but Yahoo will “live stream a video broadcast of the company’s second quarter financial results on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at 2 p.m. Pacific/5 p.m. Eastern.” The Marissa Mayer CEO show, with sidekick CFO Ken Goldman, will be coming from a studio at Yahoo’s Sunnyvale HQ, and will be available exclusively on Yahoo Finance. (I will so be liveblogging, and am secretly hoping for dancing purple exclamation points.) Wall Street analysts are expecting a meh quarter from the Silicon Valley Internet giant, with a drop in revenue compared to a year ago and worries about Yahoo’s key display advertising business. (Update: I had forgotten, but Netflix will also do so, although it will be a discussion, and not until later this month.)

When I Say Jump … Marissa Mayer Gives Yahoo Employees Up Fitness Bands

Let’s get physical!

Viral Video: In Which I Am Impressed by the Jazz Hands of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

Sparkle, Internet execs, sparkle!

Yes, Yahoo Is Going to Run More Ads on Tumblr, Says Marissa Mayer

You’re not surprised, right?

Yahoo’s Mayer Has Met with Hulu Execs in a Preliminary Look-See at Premium Video Unit

How much is the Silicon Valley Internet giant willing to spend on turbocharging its video prospects?